I'm extremely new at this. (By this I mean a year or two, picking up and dropping my handhelds for musical purposes every once in a while)
But trackers aren't my thing. I keep going back to my bought copy of lsdj, the manual, trying something out, unhappy with it, reading a million how-to's and anything else I can get my eyes on about it, and trying again.
I just can't get into it. It's not fun. It's, just, eh. I have fun using audacity, mixing, recording, changing pitch, blowing garbled noise into the crappy mic and applying a million filters just for kicks. I have fun playing with trippyH, DS-10, M01, MuddyGB, pixelh8's music tech, etc, and just piecing it together in haphazard ways or as I originally thought it out in my head.
I could be wrong, and trackers are the way to go, but just for my stubborn head; what are some non-tracker options? Besides a DAW, of course.